This recipe was published in the New York Times today. It's a New Orleans recipe that was salvaged from Hurricane Katrina, originally published in the Times-Picayune. It was Judy Laine's recipe, a hurricane survivor whose home was flooded with 10 feet of water and who broke both legs during the storm. It's comforting and very inexpensive. Some bisques are vegetarian, but most all have cream. This doesn't, so I'm not sure why it's called a bisque. It's sweet and hot at the same time. I recommend you use less cayenne and jalapeno if you prefer less spicy. Molasses gives it an appealing and distinctive taste, though I'm sure you could use other sweeteners if you don't have any.